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TALK: Unladylike: Texas Women and the Slow Unfurling of the Right to Vote

  • The Grace Museum 102 Cypress Street Abilene United States (map)


Professor of History, Cynthia Ann Parker College of Liberal Arts, Hardin-Simmons University


As suffrage for women in Texas emerged, the legislation legalizing what Jane Yelvington McCallum called “the great responsibility” failed to extend to all women in the state. Women in continually marginalized areas of Texas society persisted in their work for greater access to representative government, even after national ratification of the 19th Amendment. In celebrating the centennial of the 1920 ratification, Dr. Tiffany Fink, Professor of History at Hardin-Simmons University invites us both to celebrate and also to embark on a journey to remember those who continued to fight for the guaranteed right to exercise their constitutionally legal rights.




Dr. Tiffany Fink, professor of history, joined the faculty of Hardin-Simmons University in 2001. Dr. Fink’s principal academic influences at Texas Tech consisted of: Drs. Donald R. Walker, Paul H. Carlson, Allan J. Keuthe, Joe E. King, and John M. Howe, with whom she completed graduate coursework in the histories of Texas, the Southwestern United States, Native American cultures, Latin America, economics and the United States, Medieval Europe, and the early Christian church.

At HSU, Fink teaches courses related to the histories of the United States and Latin America, including: Texas and the Southwestern United States, the American West, Native American Studies, Mexico and the Caribbean, Twentieth Century Latin America, and Cultural Geography. Additionally, Dr. Fink teaches several courses for first-year students. In her courses, she explores human attachment to place and the struggle for freedom within various groups in American history, areas reflective of recent research and publication.


This program was made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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